Local History

20 August 2015

How much do you really know about the Who Do You Think You Are? participant?

18 August 2015

Dr Ben Thomas, who helped Paul Hollywood discover his Scottish roots, reveals what it was like to work on the programme

13 August 2015

Paul Hollywood's episode will take him to Africa to learn about his grandfather during the Second World War. Hopefully it will inspire others to explore similar stories of their own, says Sarah Williams

07 August 2015

Just how well do you know Great British Bake Off judge and WDYTYA? series 12 participant Paul Hollywood? We've got some facts about the star that may surprise you...

30 July 2015

For the family historian, few heirlooms are as precious as an autobiography. Alan Crosby is lucky to possess one written by his mother, offering vivid accounts of a bygone age

23 July 2015

A recent trip to Oxford saw Alan pay a pilgrimage to the house where a branch of his family tree once lived – including a forebear who served in the local fire brigade

16 July 2015

Alan Crosby recently came across some fascinating details about the diets of our Georgian forebears – enough to make a modern nutritionist scream

14 July 2015

We select some of the highlights from the BFI's new Britain on Film website, which showcases historic footage from across the country

13 July 2015

Paul Blake suggests the kind of resources that reader John Reeves can make use of to discover why his grandmother was sent to a children's home in Greater Manchester

10 July 2015

Jonathan Scott surveys the best websites for researching ‘the Few’ and the RAF ground staff that supported them in the Second World War

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